Mary-ann-Dalzell-Physiotherapist-MSc PT

Mary-Ann Dalzell

M.Sc., PT

Physiotherapist

Oncology

Quebec, Canada
/ English
Mary-Ann Dalzell is a clinician with 30 years of experience in the management of oncological problems and complexe orthopedics. She has worked in the fields of Orthopedics, Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Oncology in both public and private clinical settings.

Biography

Mary-Ann Dalzell is the past Chair of the Oncology Division of the CPA and present chair of the National Education & Clinical Mentorship Committee . She brings to the table a long career in the field of physiotherapy which has progressively spanned the fields of Orthopedics, Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Oncology in both public and private clinical settings.

As a clinician with 30 years of experience in the management of oncological problems and complexe orthopedics, she now wishes to transfer her knowledge and her passion to as many therapists as possible.


Career highlights :

  • Clinical Director of the Esprit Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Centers in Montreal for 25 years;
  • Co-founder and Associate Director of the McGill Cancer Nutrition- Rehabilitation Program from 2002 to 2006;
  • Clinical Director for the Rehabilitation and Exercise Oncology Program (2006-2016), Hope & Cope, Segal Cancer Center

University studies :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (McGill University, 1972)
  • Bachelor’s degree of Science, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (McGill University, 1978)
  • Master’s degree of Science, Physiotherapy (McGill University, 1985)

Teaching experience :

  • Faculty Lecturer in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University
  • Coordinator and teacher for specialized courses in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Biophysical Modalities, and Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Mentor for many clinicians
  • Speaker at numerous national and international Conferences – Webinars for the Orthopedic Division of the CPA, the World Confederation of Physiotherapists (IPT-HOPE division) and the European Society of Medicine (ESMED)
  1. McNeely ML, Harris SR, Dolgoy ND, Al Onazi MM, Parkinson JF, Radke L, Kostaras X, Dennett L, Ryan JA, Dalzell MA, Kennedy A, Capozzi L, Towers A, Campbell KL, Binkley J, King K, Keast D. Update to the Canadian clinical practice guideline for best-practice management of breast cancer-related lymphedema: study protocol. CMAJ Open. 2022 Apr 12;10(2):E338-E347. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20210038. PMID: 35414596; PMCID: PMC9007443. Open access article: Click here!
  2. Ibrahim M, Muanza T, Smirnow N, Sateren W, Fournier B, Kavan P, Palumbo M, Dalfen R, Dalzell MA. Time course of upper limb function and return-to-work post-radiotherapy in young adults with breast cancer: a pilot randomized control trial on effects of targeted exercise program. J Cancer Surviv. 2017 Dec;11(6):791-799. doi: 10.1007/s11764-017-0617-0. Epub 2017 May 3. PMID: 28470507.
  3. Campbell KL, Cormie P, Weller S, Alibhai SMH, Bolam KA, Campbell A, Cheville AL, Dalzell MA, Hart NH, Higano CS, Lane K, Mansfield S, McNeely ML, Newton RU, Quist M, Rauw J, Rosenberger F, Santa Mina D, Schmitz KH, Winters-Stone KM, Wiskemann J, Goulart J. Exercise Recommendation for People With Bone Metastases: Expert Consensus for Health Care Providers and Exercise Professionals. JCO Oncol Pract. 2022 May;18(5):e697-e709. doi: 10.1200/OP.21.00454. Epub 2022 Jan 6. PMID: 34990293; PMCID: PMC9810134. Open access article: Click here!

 

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Courses & Webinars

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1.25 hr

Rehabilitation Strategies for Patients with Cancer - Level 2

Instructors:
Marize Ibrahim, Mary-Ann Dalzell
11 hrs

Rehabilitation Strategies for Patients with Cancer - Level 3

Instructors:
Mary-Ann Dalzell, Shirin Shallwani
11.75 hrs

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